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Exploring DFW’s Entrepreneurial Engine

August 01, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

“North Texas, for 1,000 reasons, is easily one of the best places for entrepreneurs to get started,” billionaire sports owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban said during his keynote speech at the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members Luncheon.

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Aerospace Industry Gains Altitude in North Texas

Texas has long been a key player in the aerospace, aviation, and defense industry, and the state is solidifying its success as time goes on.

In fact, the Lone Star State claimed the No. 2 spot on PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 2018 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings — a significant jump from last year’s No. 8 spot.

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5 Reasons Why Texas Is the Best State for Manufacturing

While the manufacturing industry has changed significantly, the power propelling it forward has not. Texas manufacturing has evolved into a variety of dynamic industries including aerospace, aviation, automotive, information technology, biotech, and more.

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Texas Ranks Best State for Business 14th Year in a Row

November 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

What do Toyota North America, Samsung, Kubota, pharmaceutical distributor McKesson, and NTT Data International all have in common? They are just a portion of the many corporate giants that expanded operations in North Texas in recent years — in a big way.

With the second biggest economy and eighth best economy in the U.S., it’s no surprise that businesses are aggressively planting new roots and expanding existing ones within the borders of Texas.

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Understanding Texas’ Alternative Energy Resources

February 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

From the outside, Texas hardly seems like the sort of state that would have an abundance of alternative energy resources and infrastructure.

However, despite its reputation as an oil-loving producer, alternative energy makes up an estimated 20 percent of Texas’ generated energy, and has the highest installed wind capacity and 2nd highest solar market. That number is only expected to grow.

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The Impact of Water Policy and Infrastructure on Your Manufacturing Efforts

November 30, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When we think of the importance of water, we often think of it in regards to life and survival. However, water also plays an important role in everyday production and manufacturing.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), water used for industrial purposes is vital for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling, and transporting certain manufactured products.

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Texas’ Power Play: Diverse Energy Options for Businesses

October 25, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

In the world of energy, Texas casts an extra-long shadow – for a variety of reasons.

Electrically speaking, there’s the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Interconnection … and Texas.

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R&D Resources for Advanced Manufacturers in Texas

September 27, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

With the growth and evolution of the U.S. advanced manufacturing industry comes a polarizing shortage in workforce.

How do businesses balance the supply of existing workforce with their need for skilled workers to streamline engineering and advance their production line?

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Deconstructing What It Means to Be an Advanced Manufacturing Company

August 16, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Technology is leaving its footprint everywhere. And perhaps one of the deepest imprints can be found in the manufacturing industry.

While this industry still weathers perceptions linked to lingering images of yesteryear’s crowded floors, hazardous working conditions and gloomy factory lines filled with exhausted assembly workers, today’s factories tell a different story. One that’s a far cry from that of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

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